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59 year old machinist crushed when a semi-truck rolled off hydraulic jacks because the parking brakes were not engaged.

outcome:
$725,000 SETTLEMENT

42 year old mother sustained a torn rotator cuff when she was sideswiped by a defendant truck driver carrying 40,000 lbs. of bricks.

outcome:
$325,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client suffered shoulder and ankle injuries when a teenage driver fell asleep at the wheel and crossed over the yellow line into oncoming traffic.

outcome:
$500,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client sustained aggravation to pre-existing spinal stenosis after being rear ended on the Dan Ryan Expressway.

outcome:
$475,000 SETTLEMENT​

Minor client suffered a knee injury on trampoline due to rocket bouncing requiring ACL reconstruction, medical and lateral meniscus repairs

outcome:
$322,030.70 JUDGEMENT

Client was injured in an extremely complex pedestrian accident

outcome:
$200,000 SETTLEMENT

Recovery made for estate of a talented young comedian who lost control of his vehicle while intoxicated.

outcome:
$225,000 Settlement

Our client suffered a shoulder injury when he tripped over rusty tomato cages in the garage of a general contractor

outcome:
$200,000 Settlement

57 year old mother suffered a fractured hip when she was t-boned by an intoxicated hit-and-run driver.

outcome:
$225,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client tripped over a tablecloth at a municipal building and had been turned down by 3 other firms when she was finally referred to our firm.

outcome:
$105,000 SETTLEMENT

Our client had a surgical tool left inside her body during an invasive surgery.

outcome:
CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT

Our client was attacked and bitten by a dog while on her postal route.

outcome:
$105,000 SETTLEMENT

We pride ourselves on being responsive to every client’s needs. We understand the challenges faced after being in a serious accident and the importance of attorneys being there for you. At Zayed Law Offices, ensuring every client receives the attention they deserve is our top priority.

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Mount Prospect Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Nursing home abuse can include physical, sexual, financial and psychological abuse. Also, neglect may be considered nursing home abuse. There are many signs to look for if you think that you, your family member or friend are being abused.

Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is a condition or event that causes physical harm. It can include hitting, punching, kicking, pinching and other incidents that cause physical harm. Lack of physical care and excess use of restraints may be considered physical abuse.

The signs of physical abuse may include unexplained injuries, recurring injuries and physical signs of restraint such as bruises and abrasions, malnutrition, dehydration and sudden weight loss. If the medical staff refuses to allow the patient to spend time alone with their family, that may be a sign of physical abuse.

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is considered as unwanted touching, sexual assault and battery, rape, sexual photography and forced nudity of an elder, who because of a mental illness, physical illness or dementia, is unable to communicate consent or their disapproval.

The signs of sexual abuse may include unexplained sexual transmitted diseases and infections, depression, withdrawal, increased difficulty walking or sitting, anxiety or a lot of fear around their caregiver, agitation and an abrupt change in mood.

Financial Abuse

Financial abuse occurs when a caregiver steals, compromises or takes advantage of their status to gain more access to a patient’s financial records. Financial abuse may include direct theft, bank account fraud or applying for credit using the patient’s personal information.

The signs of financial abuse may include unexplained withdrawals, changes to the patient’s financial documents, lack of medical devices, missing cards, unusual charges, fraudulent signatures and living conditions below the patient’s financial means.

Neglect

Neglect can include medical, basic needs, personal hygiene and social or emotional.

  • Medical neglect occurs when the nursing home fails to prevent or respond in a timely manner to medical concerns that the resident has.
  • Neglect of basic needs occurs when the nursing home fails to provide the resident with an adequate amount of water or food or fails to provide a clean and safe environment.
  • Neglect of personal hygiene occurs when the nursing home fails to provide adequate assistance with bathing, brushing their teeth, cleaning, laundry and other hygiene practices.
  • Social or emotional neglect occurs when the staff at the nursing home consistently ignore the resident or when they’re yelled at by staff.

The signs of neglect may include sudden weight loss, malnutrition, frequent infections, falls, dehydration, withdrawn behavior, changes in appearance or personal hygiene and environmental hazards. The hazards may include inadequate lighting, slippery floors, unsafe furniture and unsafe wheelchairs or walkers.

What Family Members Can Do About It

If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, you should report it immediately to the police. If possible, you should take pictures of any signs of injuries such as bruises, welts, cuts and burns. After you take pictures, you should report it to the nursing home officials, preferably an administrator. Once you report it to them, they should protect your abused family member. After you file a complaint, you should continue to communicate with them. Be sure to contact an experienced attorney.

How an Attorney Can Help

There are many ways an attorney can help. If the nursing home’s insurance company has been contacted and they’re involved in the case, an attorney will ensure that they treat you fairly, and if they aren’t willing to treat you fairly, a lawsuit may be filed against them. An attorney will be able to handle the legal matters of the case while you help with your loved one’s recovery.

The first meeting you have with an attorney should be free, and you should still contact an attorney even if your loved one passed away.

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The legal team at Zayed Law Offices is committed to achieving extraordinary results for ordinary people. We consistently secure favorable settlements and verdicts for people who have suffered physically, emotionally and financially because of the negligence of others. If you are a victim, call our Chicago personal injury lawyers at (815) 782-0784 or use our free case evaluation form. You will not pay for our legal services unless we obtain compensation for you and your family.

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